According to Pennsylvania State Police, a boy, whose name has not been released, escaped from a juvenile detention center near Grove City Pennsylvania.
The boy, according to Police, escaped on Monday evening from the detention center, George Junior Republic, by hiding behind a tree. At approximately 11 p.m., the boy went to a nearby Wal-Mart and stole a bag of Cheetos.
Police later found him in the Wal-Mart parking lot.
Juvenile detention, in Arizona, is designed to be a “temporary and secure” form of custody for those children who require restraint for their own or the public’s safety.
An Arizona juvenile may be detained for several reasons.
For example, a juvenile may be detained as a condition of probation.
A juvenile may also be detained if the State has probable cause to believe that the juvenile did in fact commit the alleged acts and also has reasonable cause to believe:
(1) The juvenile is likely to injure himself or others.
(2) Another jurisdiction requires that the juvenile be detained.
(3) Detention is in the best interest of the public or the juvenile.
(4) Without detention, the juvenile would likely not show for a hearing.
In the year 2000, 13, 075 juveniles were detained in Arizona.
If your child has been arrested for an offense, contact the juvenile law attorneys at Oracle Law Group The juvenile law attorneys at the law firm Oracle Law Group have significant experience representing juveniles in Arizona and will fight hard to protect your juvenile’s rights!